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Humor Them. A Well-Timed Laugh Speaks Volumes.

“Laughter and a healthy sense of humor are among the most overlooked, underutilized communications tools at a CEO’s disposal. Plenty of studies show that the levels of stress hormones like cortisol and epinephrine decrease during laughter.” View More I can’t remember one day in the past (almost) five years at the chamber that I haven’t laughed…

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Selling to Your Best Prospects

“If I were to ask you to describe your best prospect, how would you answer? If you sell to consumers, do you know your prime demographic? If you sell B2B, can you describe your target customer in terms of size, industry or some other factor?” View More I’ve had many brainstorming meetings with business owners…

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10 Behaviors of Genuine People

“Whether you’re building a business, a network, or friendships, you always want to look for people who are genuine. After all, nobody wants to work or hang out with a phony. On the flipside, that goes for you, as well. Bet you never considered that.” View More What you see is what you get. We…

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5 ways to get your business ready for the holidays, especially if you’re not a retail store

“There’s always plenty of holiday advice for retailers, including our 5 Retail Holiday Tips for 2014. We even talked about how service businesses can make themselves into holiday gifts.” View More from Where did this year go?! I don’t know about you, but I feel as though I blinked sometime in January and it’s…

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6 Policies Your Small Business Should Put in Writing Today

“As a small business owner, you face a variety of risks, especially as you begin to work with more clients and hire employees. Your business deals with a certain amount of liability each day and you can reduce some of that liability by having your policies clearly outlined in writing.” View More from The…

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